Carlos "South Park
Mexican" Coy was sentenced to 45 years in prison after a jury
convicted him of sexually assaulting a 9 year old girl. Coy, who took the stand
in his own defense despite objections from his attorney, displayed no emotion
when the judge read the sentence. Coy was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
Defense attorney Chip Lewis maintained that Coy
was innocent and that his trial was based entirely on hearsay. Coy testified
that eight women who claimed they had sex with him while still underage were
lying to the jury about their claims. "Mr. Coy I have spent 17 years in
this courthouse, and in that time I have seen more sex offenders than I wish
to remember," Judge Mark Kent Eliis. "But one thing that I have found
over time is that sex offenders have one trait in common, and that is that they
all are liars -- and you are no exception to that rule."
The judge dismissed Coy's notion that he was
also a victim in the case, because of his celebrity as a wealthy rapper. "The
fact is that there is only one victim in this case, and it is a 9-year-old girl,"
Ellis said. "Now that is reality, and you need to deal with it. It's time
for you to face the music," he said.
Prosecutors were seeking a life sentence against
Coy. It was not clear at presstime whether Coy plans to appeal the sentence.